Sunday, February 21, 2010

2010 Ireland Reading Challenge

February 1 - November 30, 2010

Carrie at Books and Movies is hosting the Ireland Reading Challenge. She writes:

At the beginning of the year, I was clicking through my to-read shelf on Goodreads, and I noticed how many books I have on my shelves that are in one way or another connected to Ireland. I am Irish by heritage – my maiden name is Shannon, like the river – and so have a habit of picking up both fiction and nonfiction written by Irish authors, set in Ireland, or involving Irish characters. That gave me the idea for this challenge.


~Join anytime. The challenge runs from February 1, 2010 to November 30, 2010.
~Any books read for this challenge can also apply to other challenges you are working on.
~Re-reads are allowed.
~Any book written by an Irish author, set in Ireland, or involving Irish history or Irish characters, counts for the challenge – fiction, non-fiction, poetry, audiobooks, children’s books – all of these apply.
~Choose your commitment level:
  1. Shamrock level: 2 books
  2. Luck o’ the Irish level: 4 books
  3. Kiss the Blarney Stone level: 6 books
~ Write up a post indicating that you are participating and then add your challenge post’s link to the Mr. Linky on the main challenge page.
~ You don’t have to list your books ahead of time – just have fun reading throughout the year.
~ Everyone who fulfills their challenge level and writes at least one review is eligible for the giveaway prize at the end of the challenge: a copy of Ireland: A Novel by Frank Delaney.

Wrap-up post and giveaway details will go up at the beginning of December 2010.

To learn more and to sign up (as well as link your reviews and wrap ups), visit the main challenge page.